Home-Grown Talent

Holaday, Susan
June 2007
FoodService Director;6/15/2007, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p64
Trade Publication
The article reports on the increasing number of foodservice companies in the U.S. that train their younger employees to replace the baby boomer employees who are beginning to retire. For many school, college and university foodservice directors, promoting from within is seen as a key way to build a stable workforce. A study revealed that 24% of foodservice companies use existing employee word of mouth, in-house job posting, staff recommendations and employee referrals to find help.


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